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Energy Crisis, Watergate, and Happy Days in 1974

Happy Days premiered on Jan. 15, 1974, enjoying a 10 year run with ABC.

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Each week we’ll take a step back into the history of Great Bend through the eyes of reporters past. We’ll reacquaint you with what went into creating the Great Bend of today, and do our best to update you on what “the rest of the story” turned out to be.

Front page of the Great Bend Tribune Monday, Jan. 14, readers learned one of the factors why the country was undergoing an energy crisis.  “Oil company officials admit production cuts,” the headline read.    
Executives from eight of the largest 10 oil companies were willing to be interviewed about ...

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